Monastic education is one of the most important projects in the modernization of Chinese Buddhism. This talk begins by exploring several paradigm shifts associated with Buddhist educational modernization that began in the 1920s, a period of fervent growth and significant changes. I argue that the reimagining of a national Buddhist community and reinterpretation of orthodoxy produced a distinctly Buddhist citizenship discourse, which became the basis for Buddhist engagement with the nation-state in terms of property rights, political participation, and wartime activism. These changes proved to be essential in inspiring and shaping the discourse and conceptualization of education within the tradition. The second part of the talk offers some observations and reflections on the current state of Buddhist education in mainland China and Taiwan.
The Himalaya Program is pleased to announce our Summer 2017 Nepali and Tibetan language courses. In the summer of 2016, the Himalaya Program offered short, intensive one-credit courses in the Nepali and Tibetan languages. We are now planning for our [...]
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After ten years leading the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies Professor Suwanda Sugunasiri has decided to retire from the journal to pursue his own creative projects. We are grateful for his long-term commitment to Buddhist studies in Canada and look forward to [...]
UBC Yoga Club presents its Icebreaker and Movie Night featuring: “Doing Time Doing Vipassana” Date: Monday, 17 October 2011 Time: 8:00 – 9:30 PM Place: Norm Theater in SUB, 6138 Student Union Boulevard Cost: By Donation Winner of the Golden [...]